Citizenship

Australian Citizenship

The District Council of Grant conducts conferral ceremonies for approved Australian Citizenship applicants residing in the council area. Ceremonies are arranged when the council is advised by the Department of Home Affairs that there are applicants available for conferral in the council area. Queries about citizenship applications, citizenship ceremonies and citizenship certificates can be addressed to the Department of Home Affairs.  The Department can be contacted on 131 880. 

Citizenship Ceremonies

Once an application for Citizenship has been approved, arrangements will be made for applicants to attend a citizenship ceremony where they will make the Australian Citizenship Pledge of Commitment. Making the Pledge is the final legal requirement to become an Australian citizen. Conferees 16 years of age and over are required to make the Pledge within 12 months of being notified that their application has been approved.

Generally, a ceremony will be held at the applicants’ local Council within six months from the time the application is approved, although waiting times can vary. Local applicants will be contacted by the Council. Applicants are welcome to bring family and friends along to the Citizenship ceremony.

The Citizenship ceremony will include formal introduction, speeches and an address that precedes making the Pledge. The presiding officer (locally the Mayor) will ask conferees to repeat the pledge of commitment out loud. The Pledge is the one the applicant has chosen on their application form.

Once the pledge is made, the applicant is an Australian citizen and will receive their citizenship certificate. Photographs may be taken during the ceremony and the media may also attend the ceremony.

Principal Office
Mount Gambier

324 Commercial Street West

PO Box 724

Mount Gambier SA 5290

Port MacDonnell
Community Complex

5 Charles Street

Port MacDonnell SA 5291

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